Prunus Spinosa


Prunus Spinosa, Blackthorn, Sloe. A bushy rounded broadly spreading, spiny deciduous shrub or tree with deep green leaves. Pretty bowl-shaped white flowers before the leaves in late spring followed by black fruit. Makes an attractive specimen shrub. Max Height 5m. Max Spread 4m. Flowers April to May. Fruits June.


Plant in moist well drained soil. Full sun, Hardy.


General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.